ABC’s 90th anniversary: guests and performers announced

On 30 June, audiences can expect live crosses to different locations, studios and community events across the country. 

A two-hour live TV special has been announced for the ABC’s upcoming 90th birthday.

Hosted by Zan Rowe, Tony Armstrong and Craig Reucassel, the broadcast will feature an exciting list of performers and presenters who are set to celebrate the value and role the ABC has held in connecting Australians for 90 years.

Throughout the evening on 30 June, audiences can expect live crosses to different locations, studios and community events across the country. 

Crossing live to Tasmania’s Festival of Voices annual event in Hobart, singer Marcia Hines will be honouring hit-songs from her latest album of Gospel classics, joined by members of Hobart’s Conservatorium of Music Gospel choir. From Alice Springs, singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will delight audiences with a stirring performance of one of her iconic songs.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, meanwhile, will perform accompanied by special guest vocalists Jason Arrow from the Australian production of Hamilton, Casey Donovan, Kate Miller-Heidke, Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole. 

Presenters for the evening include a list of ABC favourite faces such as Anghared ‘Rad’ Yeo, Costa Georgiadis, Christine Anu, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Dylan Lewis, Indira Naidoo, Jack Evans, Jeremy Fernandez, Justine Clarke, Karina Carvalho, Marc Fennell,  Monica Trapaga, Myf Warhurst, Richard Morecroft and Sammy J.

Other guests and performers on the night include Adam Liaw, Amy Shark, Annabel Crabb, Bjorn Ulaveus, Bryce Mills, Cate Blanchett, Christine Anu, Daniel Browning, Hunter Page-Lochard, Ebony Boadu, Kev Carmody, Leah Purcell, Leigh Sales, Magda Szubanski, Michael Hing, Molly Meldrum, Namilla Benson, Richard Roxburgh, Roy & HG, Ross Wilson, Steph Tisdell, Wil Anderson, and many more.

The ABC was founded on 1 July 1932. ABC 90 Celebrate! will air on 30 June at 8.00pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.